Ever wanted to break into the world of amateur sumo? Maybe hone your sumo skills even further? Or just want to learn more about sumo? Here is a wonderful opportunity to achieve your goals!
André Coleman, Cody Stout, and Welcome Mat Sumo will be holding a sumo camp in New Orleans from 6:00 PM on Friday, December 28th to 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 30th. That is three days of sumo activities! The camp is intended for novices and experts alike, and will cover training activities that should be do-able and engaging for everyone. The cost is only $50 per participant if you register before Dec 15th, and it will be $75 per participant if you register after that date.
Don’t know the first thing about sumo? No worries! They will teach you.
Know everything about sumo? Great! You will have a wonderful time.
Personally, I am still not sure if I can make it due to the holiday timing, but I would love to go. Opportunities like this don’t come around too often, so I am still trying to work things out. Below is more information regarding the event that I received from André, followed by some gifs of André’s and Cody’s matches.
Also, I am no way shape or form involved with hosting this event. I receive no money from the posts on NorthAmericanSumo.com (in fact, site hosting costs me money!), and I am not receiving any money from the event. I just thought it was a wonderful opportunity for sumo fans, so I decided to write a post about it. If you know of any other sumo camps, training sessions, or demonstrations, please let me know by emailing NorthAmericanSumo@Gmail.com!
Information from André Coleman
NOLA Sumo Camp Facebook Page (Click Here)
Location: 212 Woodland Dr. Suite G, LaPlace LA, 70068
Camp Host Contact Information
Cody Stout: 816-489-5145
Andre Coleman: 816-665-5350
3 Day Sumo Camp ($50 per participant)
This camp will focus on the fundamentals of Amateur Sumo governed by the USSF domestically and ISF internationally; and practiced around the World.
This camp will teach you core drills and training practices as well as advanced techniques to give you the winning edge.
Whether you are new to the sport, a seasoned veteran or just intrigued by the raw strength and power of this magnificent ancient martial, this camp is one you don’t want to miss!!
Mark your calendars. Registration begins Oct 15th and runs thru Dec 15th. All paid registrations during that time-frame will be guaranteed a free camp t-shirt.
Any registrations after that date or walk ins will be charged $75 for camp.
6:30p – 8:30p Training and Instruction
8:30p – 9p Club Building Seminar
9am Check In
9:30a – 12:30p Training and Instruction
12:30p – 1:30p Lunch (provided by Gym)
1:30p – 4:30p Training and Instruction
9:30a Check In
10a – 1p Training and Instruction
Lodging and Pricing:
GROUP NAME FOR ALL HOTELS: WELCOME MAT SUMO CAMP
4289 Main Street
LaPlace, LA 70068
KING or 2 QUEEN @ $89.00 per night
Hampton by Hilton
4288 Highway 51
LaPLace LA, 70068
King or 2 double @ $109.00 per night
Holiday Inn Express
4284 Highway 51
LaPlace LA, 70068
King or 2 Queen @ 119.00 per night
4281 Hwy 51
LaPLace, LA 70068
KING STUDIO or Queen Studio @ 119.00 per night
Please contact camp host if you are interested in sharing a room with another athlete.
Gifs of Matches
Lastly, here are some gifs of André’s and Cody’s matches. Both of these competitors are legit, and it would be a wonderful experience to learn from them. Don’t believe me? Just watch the gifs below. Click on the titles below to access the YouTube video.
André Coleman vs. Will Werner – 12th Annual US Sumo Open (2014)
André Coleman vs. Kena Heffernan – US Sumo Nationals (2013)
André Coleman vs. Angel Castillo – US Sumo Nationals (2015)
Cody Stout vs. ??? – 13th Annual US Sumo Open (2015)